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Remembering Wallace and Manu


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On this show we pay tribute to the recently departed Wallace Roney and Manu Dibango. There's a couple of tracks from Manu and selection of highlights from Wallace picking up on work associated with his mentor Miles Davis.

I also feature the recent album from guitarist Tomas Janzon in a great quartet, and there's also the intriguing Schapiro17 with their fascinating re-working of Miles Davis's Kind of Blue into big band arrangements.

There's a dip in the archive for a groundbreaking track from Wadada Leo Smith from 1978, plus, a recently released album from Ingrid Laubrock who is in some fine company.


  • Tomas Janzon "Softly as in Morning Sunrise" from 130th and Lenox (Changes Music) 00:00
  • Manu Dibango "New Bell 'Hard Pulsation'" from Soul Makossa (Atlantic) 07:40
  • Wallace Roney "Wolfbane" from Blue Dawn Blue Nights (High Note) 14:20
  • Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Wallace Roney, Tony Williams "Eighty One" from A Tribute to Miles (Qwest, Reprise) 23:35
  • Miles Davis and Quincy Jones "Solea" from Live at Montreux (ECM) 30:51
  • Schapiro17 "Freddie Freeloader" from New Shoes: Kind of Blue at 60 (Summit Records) 43:22
  • Manu Dibango "African Carnival" from Africadelic (Hi & Fly Records) 56:18
  • Leo Smith "Divine Love" from Divine Love (ECM) 1:00:00
  • Ralph Alessi, Ingrid Laubrock, Tom Rainey, Kris Davis "Nit Splitting" from Lark (Skirl) 1:22:49
  • Schapiro17 "Old Feet New Shoes" from New Shoes : Kind of Blue at 60 (Summit Records) 1:42:11
  • Ralph Alessi, Ingrid Laubrock, Tom Rainey, Kris Davis "Defensive Indifference" from Lark (Skirl) 1:47:19
  • Tomas Janzon "Somewhere Over Stockholm" from 130th and Lenox (Changes Music) 1:52:20
  • Art Pepper "Diannes Dilemma" from Modern Art (Blue Note) 1:58:00

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